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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Curriculum

Total credit hours: 72

The curriculum is composed of the didactic phase (first twelve months) and the clinical phase (last sixteen months). Classes contain the principles and practices in all applications of anesthesia. This concentration is independent of the USF academic calendar. Some weekend, night and 24-hour rotations will be required during the clinical phase.

A Master’s College of Nursing Comprehensive Examination is required at the end of the program.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Term Offered Term Planned
Semester One
NGR 6404 Anatomy/Physiology for Nurse Anesthesia I 3 FA FA
NGR 6002C Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 4 FA FA
NGR 6157 Phamacology and Physiology for Nurse Anesthesia 5 FA FA
NGR 6803 Research and Evidence Based Practice 3 FA FA
NGR 6400 Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthesia 3 FA FA
SEMESTER TOTAL 18
Semester Two
NGR 6460 Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia I 3 SP SP
NGR 6152 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology 4 SP SP
NGR 6420 Foundations of Anesthesia Practice 3 SP SP
NGR 6492 Nurse Anesthesia Role Development 3 SP SP
NGR 6440L Nurse Anesthesia Simulation Lab I 2 SP SP
  SEMESTER TOTAL 15    
Semester Three
NGR 7848 Fundamentals of Statistics for Clinicians 3 SU SU alt
NGR 6422 Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Across the Lifespan 3 SU SU alt
NGR 6441 Nurse Anesthesia Simulation Lab II 2 SU SU alt
NGR 6423 Theoretical Foundations of Nurse Anesthesia Practice: Advanced Principles I 3 SU SU alt
SEMESTER TOTAL 11
Semester Four
NGR 6431 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Residency I 4 FA FA
NGR 6929 Nurse Anesthesia Simulation Lab III 2 FA FA
NGR 6424 Theoretical Foundations of Nurse Anesthesia Practice: Advanced Principles II 4 FA FA
SEMESTER TOTAL 10
Semester Five
NGR 6432 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Residency II 4 SP SP
NGR 6929 Clinical Correlational Conferences 2 SP SP
SEMESTER TOTAL 6
Semester Six
NGR 6433 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Residency III 4 SU SU alt
NGR 6929 Clinical Correlational Conferences 2 SU SU alt
SEMESTER TOTAL 6
Semester Seven
NGR 6434 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Residency IV 4 FA FA
NGR 6491 Nurse Anesthesia Seminar/Certification Preparation 2 FA FA
SEMESTER TOTAL 6

As approved by Graduate Council 04/16/2012, effective Fall 2015.